Lyon car hire

Lyon car hire

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Lyon, Lyon Metropolis, France
1 Dec — 8 Dec
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Lyon, Lyon Metropolis, France
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Lyon car hire information

Pick-up locationLyon
Hire locations88
Airport locations20

Lyon car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
keddy by Europcar
Best rated
9.6 Excellent (3 reviews)
5 locations in Lyon
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Lyon
  • 9.3
  • 9.3
  • 9.3
  • 10
  • 9.3
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From $31/dayRated no. 2
Europcar
9 Excellent (6 reviews)
5 locations in Lyon
Europcar
Locations in Lyon
  • 9.6
  • 9.3
  • 8.9
  • 9
  • 7.9
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7.9 Good9 Aug. 2021
We were charged much more than the Kayak announced price. Even though there were no unexpected fees. Either Kayak or Europcar did not respect the deal. We will not go through Kayak again for car rentals
10.0 Excellent1 Nov. 2016
good value and serviceexcellent car (diesel Ford Fiesta), ease of rental, helpful staff
8.0 Excellent2 Sep. 2016
Fast and efficientGood service Fast reception
Rated no. 3
Dollar
8.4 Excellent (11 reviews)
4 locations in Lyon
Dollar
Locations in Lyon
  • 8.7
  • 8.1
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 8
Recent reviews
4.4 Okay27 Oct. 2019
Staff was friendly in Lyon. Car was clean.Horrendous signage and location information at Gare Perrache, Lyon, and at Paris/CDG/Roissy. In Lyon: "Dollar/Thrifty" location is opposite side of train station as all other rental car signage and information. No station employees knew where it was, partly because ONLY external signage was HERTZ, and actual office area is under construction and down an elevator nex to two broken escalators (which we went up and down two separate times with heavy bags). Searched and searched and searched for Dollar/Thrifty logo sign, since that was the operator on our reservation. Took us an extra hour to find the Hertz location after a random train station employee finally told us where. The Google maps pin for the address provided simply points to the geographic center of the train station, ie, completely useless. This led us to be an hour late to drop off at Charles du Gaulle airport terminal 2E/F, arriving at 12:05AM, five minutes after closing. HORRIBLE signage at car return/dropoff because NO indication of any after-hours dropoff. Phone number for the booth did not pick up despite calling four times during our drive from Lyon. Did not see any info on our booking page about after-hours. Ran around in a panic in almost-deserted parking lot, finally a security/cleaning worker showed us the after hours drop off box. A hand-drawn sign on CARDBOARD is all that you'd need at the dropoff location next to the Hertz/Dollar/Thrifty booth. So to sum: pickup was an hour of frustration and anger which led to us being late, leading to an hour of panic at CDG airport to drop off the car in a deserted lot. Unlikely that I'll ever book Hertz/Dollar/Thrifty abroad again due to poor communication and signage issues. Oh and the car engine knocked under any acceleration which was loud and annoying the whole trip.
10.0 Excellent11 Apr. 2018
Easy pick-up. Simple, helpful directions to get out of town.
8.4 Excellent4 Jun. 2017
Good rental, very nice people in Lyon and fastPickup was excellent, very nice in Lyon. Car was ok, never found cruise control until last day, did not shift smoothly.
9.2 Excellent8 Oct. 2016
simple checkout
9.6 Excellent19 Aug. 2016
Seamless serviceEverything went seamlessDollar brand is sign not displayed because the service is provided by Hertz on behalf of Thrifty on behalf of Dollar !!! but the shuttle driver was helpful with this point.
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From $67/dayRated no. 4
Sixt
8.3 Excellent (20 reviews)
6 locations in Lyon
Sixt
Locations in Lyon
  • 8.7
  • 8.6
  • 8.2
  • 8.3
  • 7.8
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10.0 Excellent25 Sep. 2021
Drop off in Paris would have been easier if steps had been explained before hand. Everything else was excellent.
8.8 Excellent14 Aug. 2019
The car wasn't quite clean at pick-up.
2.0 Mediocre24 Jun. 2019
Guy who served us was very bad, worst customer service I've experienced in a long time. Was obsessed with getting me to pay for protection insurance. Cancelled follow up rental and went with Europcar instead. Will never use Sixt again.
5.6 Okay18 Apr. 2019
Overcharged...by allot
10.0 Excellent16 Dec. 2018
Sixth rue Franklin RooseveltReceptionist was superb!
8.4 Excellent30 Oct. 2018
Flexibility in making the deal, support of employees in office (Lyon - France - Train centre)No options of cars. They didn’t informus about charges at boarders, they might not know about it, but it’s inportant for future.
10.0 Excellent11 Aug. 2018
Great experience, wonderful staffThe car was just what we were hoping for, and we had a terrific experience. Staff was very accommodating and flexible.Nothing-
9.2 Excellent29 Dec. 2017
Almost perfectWe needed an upgrade and the agent made it happen even though there seemed not have anything available. excellent service otherwiseOnly negative point was that the care was lacking windshield washer fuild, so not convenient during winter days
5.2 Okay8 Apr. 2017
Really bad service!The carService!!!!!!
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Rated no. 5
Enterprise
8.2 Excellent (16 reviews)
1 location in Lyon
Enterprise
Locations in Lyon
  • 8.2
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 7.5
  • 8.2
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5.2 Okay13 Jun. 2017
The car was cleanIt was not the kind of car we reserved. Pick up and drop off was confusing. staff was rude
8.0 Excellent19 Oct. 2016
The car was upgraded at no additional cost. It met all my expectations.Finding the rental office was difficult. Very poor sign posting for rental offices. The printed copy of my contract was not available due to computer glitch. In the end, I paid, what I had agreed upon, so it worked out OK
2.0 Mediocre13 Sep. 2016
charged a different price and for 2 days whent eh rental was one day.
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From $33/dayRated no. 6
Hertz
7.2 Good (12 reviews)
6 locations in Lyon
Hertz
Locations in Lyon
  • 7.6
  • 7.6
  • 7.1
  • 7.1
  • 6.3
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre23 Feb. 2021
Hertz cancelled my reservation because the rate was too low.
9.2 Excellent22 Sep. 2018
Local taxes and fees ended up being nearly two thirds of the cost, which I had pre-paid online and did not expect to owe anything else once I showed up.
10.0 Excellent13 Aug. 2018
Good ExperienceThe car was dependable and fuel efficientNo complaints
6.8 Good9 Jun. 2018
Rip offCar and service okI was suprsed on arrival that car was no assurance but when rented i pay full assurance and i get certificate from aliance thatt all is fully covered but onnmy surprise i have to oay additional 150€ on top to vover insurance so newer again
10.0 Excellent8 Jul. 2017
The return was streamlined and easy. Treatment by customer service was professional.
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From $32/dayRated no. 7
Avis
Most popular
7 Good (10 reviews)
2 locations in Lyon
Avis
Locations in Lyon
  • 7.8
  • 7.6
  • 7
  • 6.6
  • 6.2
Recent reviews
6.0 Good18 Sep. 2017
No insurance on car rentalCar was in good shape and clean. And AVIS service was good.There was no insurance included in rental and I had to pay same price as rental for insurance. So in the end I paid double the amount I was promised while booking.
8.0 Excellent27 Jul. 2017
Staff in Lyon was helpful.Location was a bit tricky to get to without a car.
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From $82/dayRated no. 8
Budget
6.7 Good (10 reviews)
4 locations in Lyon
Budget
Locations in Lyon
  • 7.2
  • 7
  • 6.6
  • 6
  • 6.4
Recent reviews
5.2 Okay23 Sep. 2019
Would not honour the deal with Kayak. Manipulated us into a new contract with greatly increased insurance premiums for the same vehicle.
8.0 Excellent17 Aug. 2018
Service, staffIndication for drop off
2.0 Mediocre27 Jun. 2018
Eleven thousand euro deductible - ridiculous
8.0 Excellent10 Jan. 2017
Like the car and the serviceThe block deposit on the visa without informing the customer, still waiting for cash return 533$ after 12 days.
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From $25/dayRated no. 9
Thrifty
Cheapest deal
6 Good (3 reviews)
4 locations in Lyon
Thrifty
Locations in Lyon
  • 8.6
  • 7.3
  • 4.6
  • 4.6
  • 4.6
Recent reviews
3.6 Mediocre25 Mar. 2018
I was not pleased with status of snow tires. We asked for chains but were told none existed for cars our size. Of course, we got stuck one night going up the mountain. A tow truck came after a call to the Thrifty emergency numberand we bought snow chains from him. He told us we would not be charged for the tow since we bought the snow chains, but of course if showed up on the bill at drop off and no one there was compotent enough to be able to deal with it.
9.6 Excellent24 Sep. 2017
Nice StaffThis facility at 102 Ave Jean Juares is easy to find and easy to get to. I rented a manual transmission Fiat 500, the car was in excellent shape and the staff member that helped me was very helpful. There's a gas/petrol station about 500m away at 116 Rue de Gerland so that you can fill up before returning the car.The cost of gas/petrol in France, but I can't blame Thrifty for that. It's just something you learn to live with. Whatever you do, don't ever use the Hertz/Thrifty facility at the Gare Part-Dieu as it's impossible to find.
4.8 Okay22 Sep. 2017
I purchased insurance through kayak for 9USD but when I picked the car up they didn't recognise that insurance and said I wouldn't be covered unless I bought their 30 euro package, which I did to cover myself. Audi, they said after hours drop off for the car was acceptable, all you had to do was put the key in the box. However when I tried to drop off the car, the gate to the car yard was closed and they didn't give me any swipe card to access the gate. This caused a lot of stress, and none of the Lyon offices would answer their phone. We ended up leaving the car parked on the street and then depositing the key in the box. They should have explained how to drop off the car after hours.
From $29/dayRated no. 10
Alamo
5.2 Okay (1 review)
1 location in Lyon
Alamo
Locations in Lyon
  • 8
  • 8
  • 6
  • 2
  • 2
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5.2 Okay23 Apr. 2019
The pick up was great with amazing staff in Lyon!Drop off was very hard to find. We had a car that constantly reminded us to change the engine oil, had warnings for tire pressure 10 min within pick up, had one of the back up lights broken in the back, and overall had difficulties running.
Sunnycars
9 locations in Lyon
Sunnycars
Locations in Lyon
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Absolute Car Rental
4 locations in Lyon
Absolute Car Rental
Locations in Lyon
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FLIZZR
4 locations in Lyon
FLIZZR
Locations in Lyon
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Virtuo
4 locations in Lyon
Virtuo
Locations in Lyon
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ADA
3 locations in Lyon
ADA
Locations in Lyon
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FRANCECARS
3 locations in Lyon
FRANCECARS
Locations in Lyon
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Rent@Car
3 locations in Lyon
Rent@Car
Locations in Lyon
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Citer
2 locations in Lyon
Citer
Locations in Lyon
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National
2 locations in Lyon
National
Locations in Lyon
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Target Car Rental
2 locations in Lyon
Target Car Rental
Locations in Lyon
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TravelCar
2 locations in Lyon
TravelCar
Locations in Lyon
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UCAR
2 locations in Lyon
UCAR
Locations in Lyon
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24 Hour Rent A Car
1 location in Lyon
24 Hour Rent A Car
Locations in Lyon
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AutoEurope
1 location in Lyon
AutoEurope
Locations in Lyon
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Goldcar Rental SP
1 location in Lyon
Goldcar Rental SP
Locations in Lyon
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King Rent Exclusive Services
1 location in Lyon
King Rent Exclusive Services
Locations in Lyon
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McRent
1 location in Lyon
McRent
Locations in Lyon
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PEUGEOT
1 location in Lyon
PEUGEOT
Locations in Lyon
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Renault rent a car
1 location in Lyon
Renault rent a car
Locations in Lyon
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Rentscape
1 location in Lyon
Rentscape
Locations in Lyon
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Rhodium
1 location in Lyon
Rhodium
Locations in Lyon
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92 travellers who hired a car in Lyon gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.8

Car hire locations in or near Lyon

Good to know

Most popular agency

Avis

Most popular car type

Full-size

Average price

$74/day

Good deal

$41/day

When to book a car hire in Lyon

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Car hire excess insurance in Lyon

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Lyon car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Lyon.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Lyon car rental.

Top tips for hiring a car in Lyon

  • If you’re planning a trip to Lyon, then make sure to rent a car to explore this wonderful French region. Sightseeing is made easy with a car because it gives you the complete freedom to explore, instead of depending on public transport. As a UNESCO Heritage Site, there is so much to see on your Lyon vacation, like the vineyards of the Rhone and Saone valleys or the mesmerizing caves of Grottes de Cerdon.
  • When you fly into Lyon–Saint-Exupéry Airport, you will find the car hire desks located within the airport at each one of the three Terminals, as well as a free shuttle that runs between the arrivals terminal and off-site car hire centers. If you arrive into Terminal 2, you will find the shuttle outside of Level 0 next to Terminal 1, or Terminal 3 outside on Level 0.
  • As a new driver in Lyon, you will be driving on the right-hand side, just like in the US. You will find many roundabouts in Lyon and will be expected to yield to traffic already in the roundabout. It’s also good to know that green directional signs point to a non-highway main route -- or "free roads" -- whereas the blue signs indicate a highway route and are often marked "peage," meaning you will have to pay for toll roads.
  • As a relatively busy city, Lyon’s roads do experience busy periods. Rush hour starts at 8:00 am and lasts until 10:00 in the morning, and starts up again at 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm. It’s also wise to avoid any tunnels at rush hour. During the summer, the A6 and A7 highway, which passes through the city center and is the main route to Paris, becomes extremely congested.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Lyon for $41 or less
  • Book your car hire in Lyon at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Full-size car hires in Lyon are around 11% cheaper than other car types, on average

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